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On Playing Sherlock Holmes

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jan 17, 2022

Musical Monday: The Gene Krupa Story (1959)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 17, 2022

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: The Gene Krupa Story (1959) read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Vincent Price Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 17, 2022

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Vincent Price film and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1 read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 16, 2022

 INTERNATIONAL LADY, released in the fall of 1941, is WWII espionage tale, produced by Edward Small, directed by Tim Whelan, and released by United Artists. The story opens in London during the blitz. Glamorous Norwegian concert pianist/singer Carla Nillsson (Ilona Massey) has attracted th read more

Screen Capture Theatre: "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or Diff'rent Spokes

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 16, 2022

This time around on Screen Capture Theatre we look at the 1967 film "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or as I like to think of it ... Who is this fine, upstanding citizen? Kindly Father Harrigan of the local parish? No, it is only Psycho -- er, Cycle Sid, a member of the upstanding Hell's Ang read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 16, 2022

The Golden Age of Hollywood sings in Carla Valderrama’s This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars & Stories. This small tome is jam-packed with information about some of Hollywood’s most intriguing film legends who have since faded into obscurity. Valderrama delves into interviews and arch read more

Favorite Films of 2021

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 15, 2022

This has felt like a strange year in movies, and I’m not even trying to make reference to the pandemic. 2020 had a bounty of great movies, and 2021 did as well, but it somehow felt different. Still, here are a handful of films that I enjoyed for different reasons. I want to go ahead and highli read more

From the Archives: The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 15, 2022

 Susan Hampshire is pictured getting close to two kittens in this candid photo from The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 ) released by Walt Disney Studios. In the film, Hampshire portrays Lori, a "witch" of the glen who rescues animals. One of the animals she saves is Thomasina the cat, whom you read more

THE TRIUMPH OF SHERLOCK HOLMES On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 15, 2022

 THE TRIUMPH OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1935) is the fourth film in which English actor Arthur Wontner starred as Holmes. It is included in THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION from The Film Detective. At the beginning of this film Holmes is moving out of his rooms at Baker Street, and preparing read more

Cinema Style - Katharine Hepburn Toasts the New Year in Kalloch for 1938's HOLIDAY

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 15, 2022

Because we recently celebrated the New Year along with costume designer Robert Kalloch's birthday on January 13, I wanted to share a piece on Holiday that I originally wrote back in 2015. I really love the story behind the film, especially how significant it was to the evolution of Katharine He read more

Forgotten Sitcoms: "Dave's World"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 14, 2022

The final episode of "Dave's World" aired on CBS the night of June 27, 1997.And I'll bet you a quarter that the last time you thought about "Dave's World," if you have thought about it at all, was on June 27, 1997."Dave's World" ran on CBS from 1993-97. Four seasons, 98 episodes. It was based on the read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 13, 2022

In light of the passing of Sidney Poitier, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be honoring him on February 19th and 20th with a special tribute featuring a lineup of his films. February 20th would have been his 97th birthday. The weekend lineup of his films is as follows: TCM Remembers Sidney Poitier – read more

Wild Boys of The Road (1933): Another Wellman Micro Epic

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2022

We’re always told that teen culture was an invention of the 1950s and the post-war boon. To a certain extent this is true and yet watching something like Wild Boys is eye-opening. We open at the Sophomore Frolic. It suggests there were elements of this lifestyle generations before. Dances, gi read more

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jan 13, 2022

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1 Every film noir lover has their best-loved features from this shadowy era of filmmaking. As we begin another year, I’m taking a look at my favorite films noirs. One of the reasons why I love this particular task is because some of my favorites will always remain read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 13, 2022

Ladies of Laughter: Great ComediennesTues., Jan. 25, 2022, 8-9pm ESTHometowns to Hollywood EventbriteOnline Program via ZoomIn the early days of comedy and beyond, many top-notch classic comediennes have made audiences laugh. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the funny w read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Notorious (1946)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 12, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Notorious (1946) On January 12, 2022January 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Happy 2022… whatever’s left of it at this point, as we all slowly despair… But hey, let’s not dwell, because I’ve g read more

Screen Capture Theatre: "The Hindenburg," or It's Hard Out Here for a Blimp

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 12, 2022

We go once more into the breach with Screen Capture Theatre and explore the 1975 film "The Hindenburg." Please fasten your seat belts and grab your sickness bags.  Gutentag and welcome aboard the Hindenburg, Germany's glorious lighter-than-air craft powered solely by the bottled ecstas read more

Frisco Jenny (1932): Remembering Ruth Chatterton

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 11, 2022

Pre-earthquake San Francisco was ripe for the Hollywood treatment, and there were a number of films to tackle this era including San Francisco or Barbary Coast. Frisco Jenny is more than at home in the same company. In the opening moments, the camera follows a constable into the local watering hole read more

The H-Man

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 11, 2022

(1958) Directed by Ishirô Honda; Written by Takeshi Kimura; Story by Hideo Unagami; Starring: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa Koreya Senda and Makoto Satô; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating ***½   “Take a look at this logbook from the ship read more

Widmark, Darnell, and Poitier wonder if there is "No Way Out"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 11, 2022

Widmark, Darnell, and Poitier wonder if there is "No Way Out" No Way Out (1950) is an American film noir directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, and in his film debut, Sidney Poitier. The movie was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck with music read more